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Submitted by Anonymous on
For the average third-world citizen, development and progress equates with a traditionally Western paradigm (which in the context of urbanisation) means gltizy malls, wide roads etc. However, there is little or no thought given to how that matches up with the average town in say, India. Do these really fit in with our cultural, economic or environmental needs? Take the concept of World-Class Cities. That image is hugely skewed in India. Interestingly, a week-long course in January 2011 in Bangalore, India, aims to address exactly these perceptions. "Re-Imagining the World-Class City" is being conducted by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements and you can read more about it here: http://institute.iihs.ac.in
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